Monday, February 20, 2006

NASA plans to park space shuttle Atlantis in 2008

As reported by Spaceflight Now:

"With just 17 or so flights left on the shuttle manifest before the program is terminated in 2010, NASA's three remaining orbiters can only expect to fly about five missions each. As it turns out, NASA now plans to retire Atlantis in 2008, after five flights, rather than put it through a required overhaul and to 'fly out' the remaining half-dozen missions on the manifest with Discovery and Endeavour. "

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